“…and no news in Isvestia.”
From a trawl through Google News that disappeared within minutes, here’s a very interesting article about the Swift Boats furball from John O’Sullivan in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Vladimir Bukovsky, the great anti-Soviet dissident, once reproved me for quoting the old joke about the two main official Soviet newspapers: ”There’s no truth in Pravda [Truth] and no news in Izvestia [News].” He pointed out that you could learn a great deal of truthful news from both papers if you read them with proper care.
They often denounced ”anti-Soviet lies.” These lies had never been reported by them. Nor were they lies. And their exposure was the first that readers had been told of them. By reading the denunciation carefully, however, intelligent readers could decipher what the original story must have been.
That is exactly how intelligent readers now have to read most of the establishment media — at least when they are reporting on the ”anti-Kerry lies” of the swift boat veterans.
The article’s worth a look to see how O’Sullivan goes through the last few weeks.
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